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Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1994 Nov;26(11):1405-12.

Community and public health approaches to the promotion of physical activity.

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Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1583.


Research in the exercise adherence area over the past several decades has resulted in the identification of a number of promising methods for influencing physical activity on the individual level. The substantial prevalence of underactivity across most sectors of the American population, however, demands that higher-level approaches to physical activity promotion that include environmental, organizational, and policy-level strategies be increasingly brought to bear on this problem. This paper compares individual and community approaches to physical activity intervention and provides examples of how the community/public health approach to physical activity promotion can be implemented to facilitate increases in population-wide physical activity.

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